San Felices de los Gallegos

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San Felices de los Gallegos is a village and large municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile-Leon. It is located at 102 kilometres from the provincial capital city of Salamanca and has a population of 600 people. It is situated within the Arribes del Duero Natural Park.

History[edit]

As a result of the Treaty of Alcañices in 1297 the village became part of the Kingdom of Portugal, with the name of São Felix de Galegos, along with other Spanish towns: Hermisende (Ermesende in Portuguese), Salvaterra de Miño (Salvaterra do Minho), Olivenza (Olivença; including the current municipality of Táliga). The Portuguese held San Felices de los Gallegos until 1327 and occupied it briefly c. 1370 and again c. 1476.

Geography[edit]

The municipality covers an area of 81.43 km².

It lies 667 metres above sea level.

The post code is 37270.

List of municipalities in Salamanca

Coordinates: 40°51′N 6°42′W / 40.850°N 6.700°W / 40.850; -6.700